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Author Guidelines

Steps to Submit

1) Check if your submission fits in the focus and scope
2) Review the author guidelines
         - What to include in your Title Page & Submission
3) Verify the Submission Preparation Checklist
4) Send submissions by e-mail or create an account


General Documents


Formatting Documents 


Author Submission Guidelines for the International Journal of Indigenous Health

Submissions are accepted in two formats: via email to or via online registration and submission on the Journal website. At this time, submisssions are preferable via email: however, in the near future, submissions will be made exclusively online to the Journal website. Authors submitting via email should submit all proposed manuscripts and associated files to the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) Managing Editor's Email:

Where it is not possible to send the submission via email, special arrangements can be made to send the paper via postal service or courier on a computer memory device.


Mailing Address:
Managing Editor, International Journal of Indigenous Health
Aboriginal Health Research Networks Secretariat
PO Box 1700 STN CSC, University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 2Y2

Courier address: Room 130C Saunders Annex, 3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC, Canada V8P 5C2

Author(s) interested in submitting a manuscript to the Journal should review the Author Guidelines prior to its preparation.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another Journal for consideration (or a detailed explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format, saved with the extension .doc or .docx.
  3. Where available, URLs or DOIs for online journal references have been provided.
  4. The text adheres to the format of the Submission Template, as well as the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  5. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review (p. 4, Author Guidelines) have been followed and the title page with all requirements is uploaded and/or sent separately from the article/submission

  6. If necessary, images, figures and tables have been provided and are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.  Permission for use of charts and images, if they have been previously published, must also accompany the submission. 

  7. Author(s) have disclosed source(s) of financial support for the study.
  8. Author(s) verify that he/she has permission of all authors listed on the submission and can provide this verification in writing prior to publication.
  9. Research was conducted in accordance with ethical standards appropriate to author's/authors' funding body, profession, locale or other relevant standards including any relevant Indigenous requirements.
  10. Authors should identify four potential peer reviewers, two university-based and two community-based, and their contact information. 


Copyright Notice

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this Journal.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this Journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this Journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.  Exception to this will be in the case of utilizing a third party communications service for distribution of Journal news.  If you do not wish to receive any communications from the Journal please advise the Managing Editor.